Not only is Canada affectionately nicknamed “Hollywood North” because of its status as a film and TV production hot spot, but some of the biggest and brightest stars call it home.
A healthy percentage of Hollywood actors and musical artists are Canadian, from heartthrobs such as Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling to comedians such as Jim Carrey and Mike Myers.
Rachel McAdams, Ellen Page and Shania Twain are only a handful of the famous women who hail from the great white north.
While fame and social media generally go hand-in-hand, the full-time celebs in this installment of The InstaList are also notably talented part-time photogs. And they are just a few of our favourite Canadian celebrities on Instagram.
Who: Drake – @champagnepapi. Rapper, Producer, Actor and the Toronto Raptors “global ambassador”. Toronto, Ont.
What: If you don’t know him from his early role as Jimmy on Degrassi: The Next Generation, you know him as the world wide multi-platinum recording artist and producer. With 8.7 million followers, he’s doing something right.
Who: George Stroumboulopoulos – @strombo. Canadian television and radio personality. Toronto, Ont.
What: The newest host of Hockey Night in Canada, one of MuchMusic’s original VJs, and best known as the host of the CBC Television talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (formally The Hour). A straight edge, motorcycle-riding, United Nations World Food Programme ambassador.
Who: Jillian Harris – @jillian.harris. TV Personality and former Bachelorette. Vancouver, BC.
What: Harris’ Instagram can only be described as “beautiful”. The blogger, interior designer, HGTV host, former TV Bachelorette and all around fashionista with a huge following is a self-described busy bee wearing many, many (beautiful) hats.
Who: Shay Mitchell – @shaym. Actress. Toronto, Ont.
What: Her 6.3 million followers include fans of her role as Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars and of her YouTube channel. Like Drake she got her start in a role on Degrassi (alongside Canadian actress and The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev)
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